"Our dog has been diagnosed with a heart murmur. The vet said it's getting worse. She's about 5 or 6 pounds overweight and we only take her for short walks now. Her legs tremble quite a bit now and then. Other than low-salt diet and medic..."
I eat some extra protein (tuna or chicken breast) and carb (piece of bread) occasionally. I do this especially after a workout or even the next day if I am really sore still (extra true for the protein). I am sure it is slowing down the weight loss but I am getting pretty close to goal so I'm ok with putting on some extra muscle and getting into a workout habit at the price of slowed or stalled weight loss. For me I think I lost a lot faster when all I did was the NS program. But I want to be a successful maintainer so I need to get some workout habits ingrained in my brain. Working out takes a lot of fuel and building muscle takes more protein.
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